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FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo made available by the Miami Beach Police Dept., shows Justin Bieber at the police station in Miami Beach, Fla. According to two people directly involved with the case, Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges in his January arrest in South Florida after what police initially described as an illegal street drag race. (AP Photo/Miami Beach Police Dept., File)

Justin Bieber pleads guilty in deal in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Pop singer Justin Bieber pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of careless driving and resisting arrest seven months after his arrest in Miami Beach following what police initially called an illegal street drag race. The […]

08/13/2014

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Teacher urges classmates to jump 7th grade student

Usually, you hear about teachers breaking up student fights on campus. But, one teacher in Florida was recently caught on videotape encouraging six 8th graders to beat up a 7th grader to “teach him a […]

04/16/2014

This booking photo released by the Volusia (Fla.) County Division of Corrections shows Ebony Wilkerson. Wilkerson, accused of driving a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean surf off Florida, was charged Friday, March 7, 2014, with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse, though she has denied trying to harm anyone, authorities said. (AP Photo/Volusia (Fla.) County Corrections)

Mom blames husband after driving kids into ocean

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first thing a pregnant South Carolina woman said after driving a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean surf off Florida was that she was abused by […]

03/10/2014

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Plane hits skydiver: Video

A skydiver injured when a small plane crashed into him near Tampa, Florda, says he’ll jump again. John Frost says he’s sore and has some bruises, but no broken bones. Frost’s parachute got entangled with […]

03/10/2014

Defendant Michael Dunn in the courtroom before he was convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder after an argument with a teenager over loud music, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

Fla. man guilty of lesser counts in music shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 47-year-old software developer was convicted Saturday of attempted murder for shooting into a car full of teenagers after an argument about their loud music, but jurors couldn’t agree on the […]

02/15/2014

From left, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sit together in the front row before President Barack Obama spoke about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won’t work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A chief element of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress’ intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede […]

01/19/2014

In this image from video provided by NASA the Cygnus resupply spacecraft approaches the International Space Station early Sunday Jan. 12, 2013. The spacecraft is expected to arrive on the station later this morning. It is packed with 3,000 pounds of equipment and experiments provided by NASA, as well as food and even some ants for an educational project. Christmas presents also are on board for the six space station residents; the delivery is a month late. (AP Photo/NASA)

Christmas delivery finally for space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The six space station astronauts finally got their Christmas presents Sunday with the arrival of a privately launched supply ship that took an extra month to soar. The spacemen opened […]

01/12/2014

Dec. 24, 2013: A young surfing Santa Claus hits the waves during the fourth annual "surfing Santas" event in Cocoa Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Florida Today, Malcolm Denemark)

Surfers dressed as Santa Claus gather in Florida

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — More than 210 surfers dressed as Santa Claus, elves and snowmen were surfing the Christmas Eve waves off central Florida’s Atlantic coast. Florida Today reports that when Cocoa Beach Mayor […]

12/27/2013

Fla. school named for South general to be changed

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school board has decided to end a decades-long controversy and rename a high school now named for a Confederate general and honorary Ku Klux Klan leader that some historical […]

12/17/2013

Oranges ripen in a grove Dec. 11, 2013, in Plant City, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Feds joins battle on citrus disease

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The federal government is getting involved in the fight against citrus greening disease, in hopes of saving Florida’s — and possibly the entire nation’s — citrus crop. The U.S. Department […]

12/12/2013

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